Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Program Type
Grant, Scholarship


The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission mandates the Basic Law Enforcement Training curriculum.

Successful completion of the BLET curriculum certificate program requires that the student satisfy the minimum requirements for certification by the Criminal Justice Commission including passing the POPAT course. Students satisfactorily completing this program should possess at least the minimum degree of general attributes, knowledge, and skills to function as a law enforcement officer.

Job opportunities are available with state, county, and municipal governments in North Carolina. In addition, knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in this course of study qualify one for job opportunities with private enterprises in such areas as industrial, and private security. The BLET curriculum includes a total of 640 hours minimum of instruction.

Course Content

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (C55120) course work covers State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Laws
  • Physical Fitness Training
  • Firearms Training
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Detention Duties
  • Elements of Criminal Law
  • Ethics
  • Juvenile Law, Civil Process
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Patrol Duties
  • Testifying in Court
  • Traffic Enforcement

Experiential Credit

Successful completion of the BLET Academy gives students experiential credits towards their SCC degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

CJC120Interviews/Interrogations2 CR
CJC131Criminal Law3 CR
CJC132Court Procedure and Evidence3 CR
CJC221Investigative Principles4 CR
CJC225Crisis Intervention3 CR
CJC231Constitutional Law3 CR

Help Paying for School

Students enrolling in for-credit curriculum courses can apply for multiple forms of financial assistance to help pay for school including Federal Student Aid and SCC Foundation Scholarships.

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Applicants who wish to enroll in the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLET) at Sampson Community College must complete the BLET Special Admissions process.